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Sean Robertson

Founding Partner

Sean Robertson is a seasoned and skilled attorney with over 19 years of experience in real estate, estate planning, asset protection, and business law. Attorney Robertson is the founder and managing partner of Gateville Law Firm and Landlord Evictions, LLC, which are primarily real estate law firms. A solid foundation in real estate law is essential because real estate has a substantial impact on one’s estate planning, asset protection, and business goals. Attorney Robertson provides legal services to individuals, families, investors, and businesses.

Attorney Robertson’s expertise in estate planning, real estate, asset protection, and business law earned him a reputation as one of the most knowledge attorneys in his field. Attorney Robertson is committed to helping his clients achieve their real estate and financial goals and protect their assets from potential legal claims or creditor actions.

Sean’s legal practice is focused on residential and commercial real estate, estate planning, which includes wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other legal instruments that help his clients protect their assets and ensure that their wishes are carrier out after their passing. He also specializes in asset protection, providing legal advice and guidance to individuals and businesses on how to safeguard their assets from potential legal claims or credit claims.

In addition to his estate planning and asset protection practice, Sean is also a seasoned business law attorney. He provides legal services to small to medium-sized businesses on matters related to formation, operation, business growth and entity structure planning, and dissolution. He also assists businesses and their owners with their legal issues related to contracts, employment law, and regulatory compliance.

Sean is a sought-after speaker and presenter, and he has authored numerous articles and publications on estate planning, asset protection, business, and real estate law. Sean was trained in real estate law by a title company and has advanced real estate skills and background to assist his clients with their wealth creation and preservation goals related to asset protection, estate planning, and business planning. Sean Robertson is well-versed in residential and commercial closings overseeing real estate transactions for residential, investment, commercial, and agricultural properties.

Sean Robertson received his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law, where he graduated with an emphasis on wealth and tax law. His advanced tax law background is vital for an attorney because it affects every aspect of an individual’s real estate holdings, a business’s financial life, and estate planning concerns. Understanding and navigating tax law is crucial for attorneys who collaborate with clients on matters such as estate planning, business formation and transaction, and real estate law. Tax laws are constantly changing, and staying up to-date on these changes is critical for attorneys who provide effective business and legal advice to their clients.

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2003


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois May 2003, J.D.
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1997, B.A. Political Science

Honors and Awards:

  • Elite Lawyer, 2018 to the Present
  • AVVO 10.0 Rating, 2018 to the Present
  • Alumni Alliances, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2022)
  • Former Board Member, DePaul University College of Law Board of Directors
  • Former Board Member, DePaul University College Entrepreneurial Center
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Estate Planning (2018)


  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Yorkville Chamber of Commerce, 2021 to the Present
  • Member, Oswego Chamber of Commerce, 2022 to the Present
  • Estate Planning Faculty Presenter, National Business Institute, 2018 to the Present
  • Member, Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, 2021 to the Present
  • Member, Three Rivers Association of Realtors, 2021 to the Present
  • Former Member, Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, 2020 and 2021
  • Member, Realtors Association of the Fox Valley, 2021 to the Present
  • Member, Kiwanis Club of Yorkville (Illinois), 2021 to the Present

Published Works & Certifications

  • 10 Things New Trusts and Estates Attorneys Need to Know, National Business Institute (2022)
  • 10 Things New Trusts and Estates Attorneys Need to Know, National Business Institute (2020)
  • Trusts from Start to Finish, National Business Institute (2020)
  • Advanced Business Contracts, Advanced Contract Examination and Drafting Techniques, National Business Institute (2019)
  • Buying and Selling a Business, Start to Finish, National Business Institute (2019)
  • Special Needs Trusts: Planning for Disabled Beneficiaries, National Business Institute (2018)
  • IRA Trusts: Protecting Retirement Accounts, National Business Institute (2019)
  • Conduit Retirement Trusts, National Business Institute (2019)
  • Estate Planning and Planned Giving, The Salvation Army (2012)
  • Estate Planning 101, Faith Community of St. Sabina (2011)
  • Business Start-Up 101 Presentation to Entrepreneurship Class, Chicago State University
  • Real Estate Asset Protection Seminar: Recovery From 2008 Recession

Relevant Employment Positions:

  • Partner, Robertson Legal Group, LLC, Partner (2004 to 2018)
  • Founding Partner, Gateville Law Firm (2018 to Present)
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